Hospital Discharge Rates for a Lower Extremity Condition as First-Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Age, United States, 1988–2007
From 1988 to 2007, hospital discharge rates for a lower extremity condition (LEC) as the first-listed diagnosis per 1,000 diabetic population remained unchanged for people younger than 45 years but decreased for people aged 45–64, 65–74 and 75 years or older. Rates were greater with increasing age, however, these differences by age decreased throughout the period. In 2007, the discharge rate for LEC as first-listed diagnosis among people aged 75 years or older was 1.5 times that of people younger than 45 years (21.6 vs. 14.5 per 1,000 diabetic population).
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics, data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey and Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
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